Bertolt Brecht A Literary Life

Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life is a powerful portrait of a great, compulsively contradictory personality, whose artistry left its lasting imprint on modern culture.

Author: Stephen Parker

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408155639

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This first English language biography of Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956) in two decades paints a strikingly new picture of one of the twentieth century's most controversial cultural icons. Drawing on letters, diaries and unpublished material, including Brecht's medical records, Parker offers a rich and enthralling account of Brecht's life and work, viewed through the prism of the artist. Tracing his extraordinary life, from his formative years in Augsburg, through the First World War, his politicisation during the Weimar Republic and his years of exile, up to the Berliner Ensemble's dazzling productions in Paris and London, Parker shows how Brecht achieved his transformative effect upon world theatre and poetry. Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life is a powerful portrait of a great, compulsively contradictory personality, whose artistry left its lasting imprint on modern culture.

Klett Lekt rehilfen Bertolt Brecht Das Leben Des Galilei

Werkausgaben Brecht, Bertolt: Gesammelte Werke in 20 Bänden. Frankfurt a. M.:
Suhrkamp, 1967. [Zit. als: GW.] – Arbeitsjournal. 2 Bde. Hrsg. von Werner Hecht.
Frankfurt a. M.: Suhrkamp, 1974. [Zit. als: AJ.] Galilei, Galileo: Dialog über die ...

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Bertolt Brecht 1898 1956

Der bei Brecht erwähnte Manlicherstutzen wurde dort vor allem während des I.
Weltkriegs produziert . Erst danach konzentrierte sich die Firma auf die ... 20
Bertolt Brecht : Herr Keuner fährt Auto . In : Werke , wie Anm . 1 , Bd . 19 , S. 39.

Author: Jorg Doring

Publisher: Weidler Buchverlag Berlin, Joachim Weidler

ISBN: UOM:39015043089674

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Bertolt Brecht

Ernst Wendt. V IN muß, daß er eigentlich nie in Gefahr war? Brecht war.

Author: Ernst Wendt

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ISBN: UOM:39015050289365

Category: German drama

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Bertolt Brecht

280 ; Women and Communism : Selections from the Writings of Marx , Engels ,
Lenin and Stalin ( Westport Conn . , Greenwood Press , 1973 ) , p . 85 . 30 .
Bernard Fenn , Characterisation of Women in the Plays of Bertolt Brecht (
Frankfurt aM ...

Author: Steve Giles

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042003197

Category: Social Science

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The publication of this volume of essays marks the centenary of the birth of Bertolt Brecht on 10 February 1898. The essays were commissioned from scholars and critics around the world, and cover six main areas: recent biographical controversies; neglected theoretical writings; the semiotics of Brechtian theatre; new readings of classic texts; Brecht's role and reception in the GDR; and contemporary appropriations of Brecht's work. This volume will be essential reading for all those interested in twentieth century theatre, modern German studies, and the contemporary reassessment of post-war culture in the wake of German unification and the collapse of Stalinist communism in Central and Eastern Europe. The essays in this volume also address a variety of general questions, concerning - for example - authorship and textuality; the nature of Brecht's Marxism in relation to his understanding of modernity, science and Enlightenment reason; Marxist aesthetics; radical cultural politics; and feminist performance theory.

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht — A Modern Classic ? L et us begin with Dante Alighieri , with
whom Bertolt Brecht was not altogether unfamiliar . The political turmoil in
Florence in the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries — that is , the dispute
between the ...

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826415040

Category: Literary Criticism

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Long in preparation and in considerable demand, here are the essential poems and prose of one of the giants of 20th century world literature. Following an authoritative introduction by Reinhold Grimm, the volume includes German and English poems on facing pages.

The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht

Times Literary Supplement • Books of the Year ("The most generous available English collection of Brecht’s poetry.") A landmark literary event, The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht is the most extensive English translation of ...

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 9780871407689

Category: Poetry

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A landmark literary event, The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht is the most extensive English translation of Brecht’s poetry to date. Widely celebrated as the greatest German playwright of the twentieth century, Bertolt Brecht was also, as George Steiner observed, “that very rare phenomenon, a great poet, for whom poetry is an almost everyday visitation and drawing of breath.” Hugely prolific, Brecht also wrote more than two thousand poems—though fewer than half were published in his lifetime, and early translations were heavily censored. Now, award-winning translators David Constantine and Tom Kuhn have heroically translated more than 1,200 poems in the most comprehensive English collection of Brecht’s poetry to date. Written between 1913 and 1956, these poems celebrate Brecht’s unquenchable “love of life, the desire for better and more of it,” and reflect the technical virtuosity of an artist driven by bitter and violent politics, as well as by the untrammeled forces of love and erotic desire. A monumental achievement and a reclamation, The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht is a must-have for any lover of twentieth-century poetry.

Bertolt Brecht Journals 1934 55

His criticisms of the work of other writers and intellectuals are perceptive and polemic, and the accounts of his own writing practice provide insight into the creation of his dramatic works of the period, the development of his political ...

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474251280

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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"Those who dismiss Brecht as a yea-sayer to Stalinism are advised to read these journals and moderate their opinion." (Paul Bailey, Weekend Telegraph) Brecht's "Work Journals" cover the period from 1938 to 1955, the years of exile in Denmark, Sweden, Finland and America, and his return via Switzerland to East Berlin. His criticisms of the work of other writers and intellectuals are perceptive and polemic, and the accounts of his own writing practice provide insight into the creation of his dramatic works of the period, the development of his political thinking and his theories about epic theatre. Also integrated into the journals are Brecht's immediate reactions to and commentary upon the events of the period: his political exile's view of the course of World War II and his account of the House Un-American Activities committee."A marvellous, motley collage of political ideas, domestic detail, artistic debate, poems, photographs and cuttings from newspapers and magazines, assembled, undoubtedly for posterity by one of the great writers of the century" (New Statesman and Society)

Bertolt Brecht

MUNK , ERIKA , ed . Brecht . A selection of critical pieces from The Drama
Review . New York : Bantam Books , 1972 . * SZCZESNY , GERHARD . The
Case against Bertolt Brecht . New York : Frederick Ungar , 1969 . ( Translated
from German ...

Author: Claude Hill

Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015004822147

Category: Literary Criticism

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Discusses Brecht's embracing of Marxism, his roles as playwright and poet, and his ideas about epic theatre

Bertolt Brecht

From Baal to Keuner: The "Second Optimism" of Bertolt Brecht. Bern, Frankfurt
a.M.; Lang, 1974; 156 pp. Traces "continuity within change" in Brecht's works,
with particular emphasis on Mahagonny. Mittenzwei, Werner. Bertolt Brecht: Von
der ...

Author: Karl-Heinz Schoeps

Publisher: Fredericton, N.B. : York Press

ISBN: UCAL:B3629757

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Bertolt Brecht

Dickson , Keith A . Towards Utopia : A Study of Brecht . Oxford : Clarendon , 1978
. Esslin , Martin . Brecht : The Man and His Work . Garden City , N . Y . :
Doubleday Anchor , 1960 . Fuegi , John . Bertolt Brecht : Chaos According to
Plan .

Author: Eric Bentley

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ISBN: 0802134165

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A Guide To The Plays Of Bertolt Brecht

For each play, Stephen Unwin offers a synopsis, a critical commentary and an account of the work in performance. The book concludes with an examination of Brecht's legacy and a chronicle of his life and times.

Author: Stephen Unwin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408150320

Category: Literary Criticism

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Stephen Unwin's A Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht is an indispensable, comprehensive and highly readable companion to the dramatic work of this challenging and rewarding writer. Besides providing detailed accounts of nineteen key plays, it explores their context and Brecht's dramatic theory to equip readers with a rich understanding of how Brecht's work was shaped by his times and by his evolving thinking about the function of theatre. Bertolt Brecht's work as a director, his critical and theoretical writing, and above all the remarkable plays that emerged from one of the most turbulent periods in history have had a profound and lasting influence on theatre. Central to theatre studies courses and whose plays are frequently revived on stage, Brecht is nevertheless perceived as a difficult writer. This companion is divided into two sections: the first seven chapters outline the tumultuous historical, cultural and theatrical context of Brecht's work. They explore his theatrical theory and provide an account of his approach to staging his plays which informs an understanding of how they work in practice. The second section provides an analysis of nineteen plays in six chronological groupings, each prefaced by a brief sketch of Brecht's life and theatrical development in that period. For each play, Stephen Unwin offers a synopsis, a critical commentary and an account of the work in performance. The book concludes with an examination of Brecht's legacy and a chronicle of his life and times. Written by experienced theatre director Stephen Unwin, this is the perfect companion to Brecht's plays and life for student and theatre practitioner alike.

Bertolt Brecht and Post war French Drama

Bertolt Brecht . Die Struktur seines Werkes . 6 . Aufl . Nürnberg : Verlag Hans Carl
, 1972 . - Bertolt Brecht und die Weltliteratur . Nürnberg : Verlag Hans Carl , 1961
. - " Brecht , Ionesco , und das moderne Theater . " German Life and Letters , 13 ...

Author: Victoria Williams Hill

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ISBN: UOM:39015033549984

Category: French drama

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Children in the Poetry of Bertolt Brecht

231 . 2 Reinhold Grimm , " Marxistische Emblematik , " Wissenschaft als Dialog (
Stuttgart : Metzler , 1969 ) , p . 371 . 3 Marsch , p . 231 . 4 Bertolt Brecht , " Die drei
Soldaten , " Versuche ( 6 ) ( Berlin : Kiepenheuer , 1933 ) ; " Neue Kinderlieder ...

Author: Ruth R. Kath

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: UCAL:B3440886

Category: Children in literature

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Bertolt Brecht used both his poetry about children and that for them to crusade for an improvement in the human condition. This study discusses the influence which Brecht's association with children had on his general development as a poet and on his production of poetry for young people. Concentrating primarily on poetic works which featured figures of children and those which were written expressly for young people, the study treats three groups of poems: first, those which contain figures specifically identified as children of the Brecht family; second, those which contain characterizations of other, unidentifiable children; and finally, selected examples of the verses which the poet produced for young people.

Letters

Bertolt Brecht John Willett, Ralph Manheim. : Bertolt Brecht Letters Translated by
Ralph Manheim and edited with.

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: New York : Routledge

ISBN: UCSC:32106009760452

Category: Authors, German

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Bertolt Brecht s Striving for Reason Even in Music

Göppingen : Verlag Alfred Kümmerle , 1973 . ( Göppinger Arbeiten zur
Germanistik Nr . 102 . ) Unseld , Siegfried , ed . Bertolt Brechts Dreigroschenbuch
. Frankfurt a . M . : Suhrkamp , 1960 . Völker , Klaus . Bertolt Brecht . Eine
Biographie .

Author: Michael John Tyler Gilbert

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105042236252

Category: Literary Criticism

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Not long after Bertolt Brecht's death in 1956, his musical collaborator of many years, Hanns Eisler, characterized Brecht's attitude toward music with a mixture of admiration and skepticism as -dieses Streben Brechts nach Vernunft auch in der Musik.- In this comprehensive, chronologically-arranged study of Brecht's involvement with music, the origins and implications of the writer's quest for -rationality, even in music- are systematically examined. Particular attention is given to the pertinent critical writings of both Brecht and his major musical collaborators Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler and Paul Dessau as a framework for examining Brecht's multifaceted relationship to music. Finally, the book offers a critical assessment of Brecht's views on music as well as the nature and extent of his influence on 20th century musical aesthetics."

Caspar Neher and Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht , " Notizen ohne Titel , " in G.W. , XV , p . 68 . 20 Sigmund Freud ,
Civilization and its Discontents , translated and edited by James Strachey ( N.Y. :
Norton 1961 ) , p.25 . 21 Bertolt Brecht , " Anmerkungen zur Oper Aufstieg und
Fall ...

Author: Ewald Hackler

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ISBN: UCAL:C3489930

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Elements of Marxism in Three of Bertolt Brecht s Plays

37 Iring Fetscher , " Bertolt Brecht and Politics , " in Bertolt 38 Brecht : Political
Theory and Literary Practice , ed . Betty Nance Weber and Hubert Heinen (
Athens : University of Georgia Press , 1980 ) , pp . 11 - 12 . do Patty Lee
Parmalee ...

Author: Kim Kachelmyer

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ISBN: WISC:89105687529

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